Thursday, April 10, 2008

Boricua Human Rights: Crimes Against Humanity, A Play

Produced by the National Boricua Human Rights Network and Batey Urbano.

Written by poet and activist Michael Anthony Reyes Benavides and former Puerto Rican political prisoner Luis Rosa, the play confronts the physical and mental torture these prisoners endured for more than 27 years. We gaze into their cell and experience the loss of parents, the transition of children into adulthood and feel the physical brutality and torture of a government out to make an example of them. We see them as they refuse to be victimized and objectified, confronting their hardships and adversities while maintaining their dignity, and upholding their humanity.
If you are in Chicago, check it out. Upcoming shows will also be in New York, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Hartford, Washington D.C., Boston, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.

(Thanks "C"!)

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